Radial Pressure Wave Therapy

(Shockwave Therapy)

What is radial pressure wave therapy?

Radial Pressure waves are acoustic waves that generate oscillations in the tissue. The wave hits the body at skin surface and from there travels radially into the body to a depth of around 5cm. When introduced into the tissue, shock waves and pressure waves have effects on a cellular level that are beneficial for healing. Increased blood flow and formation of new blood vessels create an improved environment for tissue repair. It has further been shown that application of shock waves influences the body’s pain regulating mechanisms resulting in local pain relief.


In the clinic we typically will use Radial Pressure Wave Therapy for chronic tendon injuries (tendinopathies) that aren’t responding to a typical loading program. We are seeing fantastic results with lower limb tendinopathies eg. Achilles, patella, gluteal, hamstring and plantar fascia injuries.


Clinical studies have also shown improvement of symptoms in the following conditions:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Trigger finger
  • Calcific tendinopathy
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Trigger points
  • Pain and inflammation management in Orthopaedic conditions

For more information.

Please contact [email protected] or ask your physiotherapist when you are seeing them to see if it is right for you.

Other Services

Services we Offer:

- Manual Therapy, Exercise Rehabilitation, Acupuncture/Dry Needling, Strapping

Conditions we Treat:

- Joint Sprains, Muscle/Soft Tissue injuries, Spinal Injuries

- Osteoarthritis, CRPS, Chronic pain

Simply call in or contact us to make an appointment. All ACC forms can be filled out on the spot.
Our three clinics are based in easily accessible locations In Huntly, Te Kauwhata and Ngaruawahia.
North Waikato Physio is an ACC contracted physiotherapy clinic. We are regularly audited by BSI.